From Bondi to Biella, Sydney fashion label Ten Pieces embarked on an inspirational journey to deliver it first Merino wool range as part of its AW17 collection.
Australian fashion label Ten Pieces has partnered with The Woolmark Company to deliver a winter collection crafted from Australian Merino wool and unveiled during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. Through working with The Woolmark Company, Ten Pieces connected with one of the world’s most important spinners, Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia, highlighting the close connection between the Australian wool industry and top Italian manufacturers.
Iconic Sydney restaurateur Maurice Terzini and his fashion design partner Lucy Hinckfuss are the creative force behind the label. After travelling to the Zegna Baruffa factory in Biella, Italy, the design duo was inspired to introduce Zegna Baruffa Cashwool® yarn into some knitted additions to the Ten Pieces range, elevating the collection and evolving their brand.
When asked what the designers loved most about working with wool, Hinckfuss said: “The aspect of sustainability and its technical ability”.
Ten Pieces has delivered a collection which serves up modern comforts in a uniquely simple, sophisticated and accessible way. References to the Sharpies subculture from the 1960s and 1970s see the collection having a raw and quintessentially Australian edge, while their sporty punk muse has a refined overall look, suggested through detailed finishes.
Soft earthy colours have been introduced to offset the black and white staples and reinterpret the Ten Pieces signature silhouettes. Modern day monochrome twin-sets have been designed to offer the wearer a simple and elegant choice that not only reflects the brand’s minimalist aesthetic but also the fibre’s innate versatility.
“The Woolmark Company is committed to supporting home-grown talent and takes pride in being able to work with these designers to help them discover the versatility of wool and the wool supply chain,” said The Woolmark Company Managing Director Stuart McCullough.
The collection is available to buy at www.tenpieces.com.au and various international retail stores.